WEINHALLE & WINERY
Family Atmosphere & Intimate Environment
After establishing the vineyard and refurbishing the farm house, Carl and Frances purchased the turn-of-the-century sandstone buildings in Pontotoc, including what had been the grocery store, hardware store, post office, barber shop, and movie theater, with the idea of making the town into the center of viticulture and enology in the Northern Hill Country. The five buildings form the historic downtown and stand facing the ruin of San Fernando Academy. Over the course of a year, with the help of family and friends, they converted the oldest buildings, the grocery store and hardware store, into the Pontotoc Vineyard Weinhalle and Winery. Similar to the heurigen of Vienna and bodegas of Madrid, the weinhalle provides a family atmosphere in an intimate environment with exposed sandstone walls and an arched doorway that opens into the winery. Their good friends, Alphonse Dotson and Martha Cervantes opened their winery, Dotson & Cervantes, in the old post office, in November 2014. Don Pullum, Pontotoc Vineyard’s winemaker, will have his Akashic Vineyard Winery housed in the historic barber shop in 2017. Pontotoc Vineyard Winery, along with the movie theatre, which provides a venue for film screenings, live music, and theatrical performances, are open for special events and by appointment. All Pontotoc Vineyard wines are on offer at Pontotoc Vineyard Weingarten located at 320 West Main Street, Fredericksburg, Texas, on Friday & Saturday from 12-8pm and Sunday from 12-5pm; through direct shipment from Pontotoc Vineyard; or at high quality grocery stores, including Central Market and Whole Foods, as well as fine restaurants and wine taverns throughout the state.